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america this morning. this is new york's number 1 news channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. a killer is on the loose after shooting a cab driver in the head. eyewitness news is live with details. >> the latest killing coming off a weekend of deadly violence. a triple murder in brooklyn, and a bullet braising a child in the bronx. >> final preparations are underway right now a few days ahead of pope francis' historic visit to the u.s. we're live with details on the security plan for new york city. and good morning i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato.
it is monday september 21st, you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we start out with some clouds this morning, some cooler weather. last couple of days of summer, and it's going to feel very fall-like. 61 degrees here at 4:30. we're looking at 50 around middletown, 61 newburgh. temperatures all over the place depending on whether it's clear. 52 in putnam county, 47 kingston and poughkeepsie. we're looking at 57 around norwalk. it's a little on the cool side. 61 around belmar and towards montauk 61 degrees. wind out of the northeast. it's kind of ironic heather we close out today and tomorrow, but fall on wednesday's going to feel like summer. >> that's good news.
we'll talk about our subway status. this was going on all weekend long continuing until 5 a.m., 1 trains, no trains, 242nd street to south ferries. there is local service. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing fine. throgs neck bridge heading into the bronx we have construction in place until 7 a.m. at least two lanes closed down. george washington bridge e-z pass to the lower level and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. thank you. following breaking news in the bronx. right now police are searching for the killer who shot a cab driver and left him for dead in his car. it happened early this morning at east 189th street and beaumont. kala rama is live now in the belmont section with what we know so far. >> reporter: the medical examiner just arrived on scene just behind that crime scene van and just beyond that is that green cab there that crashed into another car.
has been driving for more than 12 years and has always talked about the dangers on the job. now his family says his worst fear at work has happened. 39-year-old mamabu dari was killed in this green cab shot in the back of the head in the driver's seat of a green lincoln town car. his family tells me he made a phone call moments before his death saying the guy i picked up has a gun. that was the last time they heard from him. his family is now calling for action hoping the mayor makes some changes including bringing backstop and frisk. >> has he ever talked to you about the job being dangerous. >> we always talk about it, the danger of this. obviously that stop and frisk is not good for us as a cab driver. now it's getting even more dangerous because we don't know
who we're picking up, if people can be with a gun also, we don't know. >> reporter: at this point the motive isn't clear. police have made no arrests. what we've been told is that witnesses have told police they saw a man running from the scene moments after the gunshots rang out. he was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and jeans. we're waiting for an update here, live in the bronx kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. a 7-year-old is in the hospital after the child was grazed by a bullet in the south bronx. police say the child was grazed on the ankle by a stray bullet. a family friend spoke with us about the 7-year-old. >> good kid, you know. she's a good kid, you know, like i said i know the father for many years. we grew up with each other, and he was just i guess visiting his mother and you know i heard
was just shooting and she got grazed. >> the 7-year-old was taken to lincoln hospital. police have made no arrests. it was a violent weekend in the city with eight people shot to death in several locations since saturday. police have released surveillance video showing a suspect they want to find for the triple killing at the ing ingersoll houses. police shot two men, and a man shot a 76-year-old man in the stomach. >> it is in the best interests of our community that those who seen anything or heard anything step forward. >> ingersoll houses have been one of the city's most violent public housing complex. the city invested millions of dollars in making the complex safer. until the triple killing, the houses hadn't had a homicide since 2013. this morning pope francis
a visit to the eastern part of the island nation. he's scheduled to take off at 8 a.m. day one of the pontiff's historic journey included a meeting that stunned the region. he sat down with fidel castro. pope francis gave castro several books, a spokesman familiar and informal. >> i think it's the moment of healing, it's a moment of reconciliation. it's a moment to move forward. the pope's day started with a mass in front of hundreds of thousands in revolution square. the vatican says it was the largest crowd a pope has ever received while visiting cuba. tomorrow the pope arrives in washington kicking off his five-day trip to the u. n. that will end in philadelphia. >> i will be there because you
see you in philadelphia. >> after the pope holds mass he will celebrate mass at madison square garden in manhattan. on friday he will head to philadelphia where his trip will culminate at the festival of families. that's a celebration of family, community and faith. putting security measures in place for the pope's visit to new york city. this afternoon mayor de blasio scheduled to host a news conference. dray clark is live outside st. good morning. >> reporter: good morning ken and lori. when pope francis arrives in new york city on thursday st. patrick's cathedral will be his first stop. as you might imagine security around the cathedral will be very intense and very tight as plans to visit. the nypd gave us a glimpse into how comprehensive and for the pope. this command center will allow law enforcement and other essential personnel to monitor 8,000 cameras in realtime positioned throughout the city
making sure the pope is safe is a very challenging job for law enforcement, so the nypd, secret service and the fbi are all working together. it will no doubt be a massive show of force and it's all being done to ensure the pope's safety and his well being. >> secret service, fbi, health and hospitals, emergency management, amtrak, state police, u.s. marshals. >> i've been inspired by the dedication of the secret service and the new york city police department. wow, i mean they just say we're at your service. to protect this man. >> reporter: we should mention according to law enforcement direct threats against pope francis, but they are still very much concerned about the lone wolf attacks. meanwhile because of the extensive security plan in place for the pope, a number of streets will have to be closed
begin happening on thursday at midnight. live in midtown, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. and remember that eyewitness news is your go-to source for everything on the pope's visit on air and online from his schedule to road closures and mass transit changes it is all happening today service resumes on the 1 train as the mta wraps up a number of weekend construction projects commute. number 1 trains began running again at 5 a.m. the mta suspended service on the line for necessary maintenance work. riders on both ends of the line were forced to take shuttle buses to and from connecting train lines. it is 4:39. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the workweek accuweather forecast. >> looking from our camera at 4 times square looking south all
bridge. we have some clouds across. here we look down the jersey 61 degrees right now. we're looking at a mixture of sun and you see these clouds coming from the southwest. we've got high pressure that's over us. it's going to be over us for much of this week. breezy today, 60 by 8:00, noontime 68 and 72 to 73 degrees this afternoon, which year. we'll have some pretty nice weather around. watch out today if you want to go to the beach. rip current risk is going to be high today at the beaches. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather o'rourke did you have a good weekend? >> i did. did you? >> i did. i was watching my daughter sarah play field hockey on game. she had an outstanding game. they tried to accuse of her of
>> let's go over here to the camera show you how things are looking at the george washington bridge. no problems to report. lets go to our maps, george washington bridge e-z pass only the lower level. tolls. you have construction left over tunnels. 1 trains we do not have any trains between 242nd street and south ferry. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori over to you. all right heather, thank you. it's 4:41. still ahead, frightening moments for a local racing team after their poet capsizes in the east river. >> and weeks after james bright was tackled by a police officer outside his midtown hotel, details on a key meeting taking place today. >> a man opens fire inside a church in alabama shooting hiss
one person has been killed in a wildfire that broke out in california over the weekend. the blaze has charred about 1200 acres since it started saturday. on sunday the sheriff's office said it's investigating a body that was found inside the burn zone. two communities now under evacuation orders. at last report ten structures were destroyed, and that fire only 10% contained. a celebration of culture at the 46th annual african- american day parade in harlem sunday. this year's focus highlights the african-american business community.
it's not just a local celebration. folks from all over joined in. in fact, bands from twelve different states participated. >> look at that cute face. my gosh what a cutie. >> it is 4:45. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we look at midtown here. we can see over across midtown, 432 park, all the way down from world trade all the way down. got a good visibility this morning. temperatures are cool. it's breezy. it's crisp. we're starting out with 61 degrees. a dry humidity. a northeast wind at 9 to 18. you need a sweater and jacket this morning. one or both. yesterday's high 79 which was a great day on sunday, and saturday as well. a little breezy but yet a normal high of 73 and the low is 59. it's going to feel like that today and tomorrow. sun's officially up at 6:42. the next couple of days to end summer is going to feel like fall. the beginning of fall is going
no real shot at any rain anytime soon. we'll have temperatures in the 70s to end the week. we're going to talk about that. still going to be very dry. a few clouds across the area this morning are kind of being sheered off this low pressure storm system to the south. high to the north, low to the south. that will keep a northeasterly wind coming in today around those clouds. our futurecast is showing that today, a mixture of sun and clouds, and this wind out of the northeast coming in. a few more clouds tomorrow across the area. we're not locking at any rain anytime soon. wednesday we've got a lot of sunshine coming for the beginning of fall, which starts with this broadcast wednesdays at 4:21 as the autumnal equinox. 73, clouds and sun. this high pressure slides eastward. this low's out in the atlantic. really all we get off that are clouds, and that's going to this week. 61.
tomorrow is a cloudy breezy day. 75. notice a theme here very dry going into the end of the week and weekend. september and october a couple of our driest months. fall begins at 4:21 on wednesday morning. the autumnal equinox but it will be around 80 degrees on wednesday and thursday. we'll cool back down toward the weekend. saturday and sunday is dry and sunny with highs even into sunday, around the mid-70s which is normal at night. at night we're around 52 degrees. dry weather, unfortunately, no real rain anytime soon. >> nice. that is pretty darn nice. >> it is nice. i mean we could use some rain, we're about 6, 7 inches short of normal rainfall. but this is fall. this is the type of weather we get. this is normal for this time of year. >> speaking of fall, dressed in her perfect fall orange. >> there you go. see. didn't even plan it. let's go right over here and talk about subways if that's what you're planning and your 1
train, starting at 5 a.m. service should be back. at this point no trains between 242nd street and south ferry. local service is running to long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit schedule. path trains are doing fine. we did find an accident in jersey city, route 7 south of the charlotte circle, you do have an accident being cleared away and the new jersey turnpike north bay extension exit 14b to 14a construction until 5 a.m. minor delays across border. it is 4:48. 19 people got stranded in the middle of the east river yesterday after their row boat capsized. they were rowing near the whitestone bridge when the boat overturned.
jackets so they say that likely saved them. nobody got hurt but the sinking took some of the romance out of a marriage proposal that was going on delivered just before the boat went down. >> so you said yes right? >> yes. it was really hard not to. >> at least they got a story to tell the kids. the good news the boat is at the bottom of the river but the ring made it through the sinking. happening today in a meeting to discuss the case of mistaken identity involving a former tennis star, they've learned james blake will sit down with mayor de blasio and police commissioner bratton to address the wrongful arrest. the officer was put on modified duty but blake has adamantly said that's not enough. he believes the officer should be fired. both the mayor and police
commissioner have apologized for the incident. the linden new jersey police officer accused of driving drunk and causing a deadly wrong-way crash on the staten island expressway is set to surrender for arraignment in new york. officer pedro abad had been indicted for manslaughter charges last march. abad killed a fellow linden officer and another man. on this monday morning alabama man waking up behind after opening fire at a church in east selma. 26-year-old james junior minter pulled out had his gun during services shooting his girlfriend and their baby. the church's pastor also got shot when he tried to intervene. all three of them in the hospital. minter was captured by police less than a mile away. he faces charges of attempted murder.
there's an arraignment for the boston couple charged in the murder. he says he doesn't believe the girl's mother would have harmed her daughter. police identified bella bond as a 2-year-old girl whose badly beaten body was found in late june on a beach in boston harbor. amaroso says her mother told him a boyfriend killed bella because he believed the little girl was possessed by demons. >> i believe her story. i believe every word that came out of her mouth and being that she told me that michael mccarthy killed bella, i believe he did. >> rachel bond, the girl's mother is charged as an accessory, her boyfriend michael mccarthy is charged with murder. >> time now is 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, a fire rips through a store in the bronx, destroyed merchandise spilling on to the sidewalk. investigators want to know what sparked the flames.
it's 4:54, and lincoln center's reflecting pool was transformed into a sea of lanterns to celebrating the u. n. international day of peace. anyone who attended was able to write their personal hopes and dreams for peace on lit paper lanterns that were then sent floating over the water. the ceremony was held on the eve of the united nations general assembly to send a message of harmony. a new york city museum has made two lists of best museums, according to travelers who use the trip advisors website, and the met also came in number one on the list of u.s. museums. following the met as best in the u.s. the art institute of chicago, the world war ii museum in new orleans, l. a.'s getty center and the national air and space museum in washington d. c. >> the met for anyone who hasn't been is sensational.
a friend of mine couldn't believe how gorgeous it is. it's a treasure. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> you can do the tour with your phone. >> get the app. >> you go through the whole thing. it's gorgeous. go down and see the mummies. we have a temperature around 60 degrees. the park 58, around newark and 59 around jamaica queens. check out that wind, north, northeast at 6 to 12 miles per hour. dry humidities, nice little ride on the staten island ferry. look at that wind gusting to 28 miles an hour in the harbor. heather's looking at your community right now. >> we're going to go over to our maps. we'll talk about what's happening through jersey city, route 7 south of the charlotte circle you'll find an accident with a couple of lanes closed down. this is just south of the wit penn bridge. construction should be cleared shortly, and street cleaning
lori and ken over to you. a popular discount store in the bronx has gone up in flames. >> and the 2-alarm fire started just before 8 p.m. the the top deals discount store on east burnside avenue. it took almost an hour and a half to get the fire under control. there's no word on what started the fire but it did end with the front of the store torn open and burned goods and shelves tumbling out on to the sidewalk. >> following breaking news in the bronx, an outer borough cab driver dead, the latest on the investigation. >> pope francis arrives in our area three days from now in his first trip to the united states. he's in cuba right now. we'll get a live report on his historic trip. >> and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive and darn right pretty accuweather forecast.
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this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. we're following breaking news at 5 a.m. the search is on for a gunman after a city cab driver shot and killed inside his vehicle. we spoke with the victim's family. we'll have a live report with the latest on the investigation. >> hundreds of thousands of people in cuba have flocked to see pope francis before his huge first trip to the united states. we're life with reaction. >> and it will feel like fall today ahead of the official start of the season, going to see a change later this week. i'm lori stokes. >> and thank you for joining
where is september flying. your never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> good morning everybody. we take a look down the jersey shore from sandy hook through asbury park to point pleasant, around there. that mean it's windy. northeast wind coming in 10 to 17 miles an hour, 60 degrees. it's 48 around milford and pike county pennsylvania. mid and upper 50s outside the city. 43 monticello, 48 go kip poughkeepsie. grab a jacket. 73 this afternoon which is normal for this time of the year. we're going to warm up to summertime temperatures to kick off fall on wednesday. that makes heather very happy. >> it does as you can see by the big smile on my face. lets go right over to our maps. we're going to talk about an accident in jersey city. it's on route 7 just as you
come off the wit penn bridge off charlotte circle. that accident being cleared away. as you head on to the new jersey turnpike, from exit 14b into 14a that earlier construction has been picked up. going across the george washington bridge, e-z pass only to the lower level on the fastball side parkway approach. minor. we have alt not side alternate rules in effect. a city cab driver has been morning. the gunman is on the run. this happened at east 189th before 1:30 this morning. kala rama spoke with the victim's family. she's joining us live now in the belmont section. >> reporter: right, that family is beyond upset. as you can imagine they're being kept about a block away from the scene here. that cab is just behind me behind that crime scene unit here.
it had crashed into a few other cars there after the cab driver was shot. we've learned that cab driver had been driving for more than 12 years and has always talked about the dangers on the job. now his family says his worst fear at work has happened. in the last hour his family gave me this picture of 35-year- old mamab u duri. his family tells me he made a phone call moments before his death saying the guy i just picked up has a gun. his family is now calling for action hoping the mayor makes some changes including bringing backstop and frisk. >> the law don't allow cops now to stop us and check the customers we have behind us. and obviously if the mayor can understand us, he need to change that law back. we have nothing to protect
our person not it pick him up. that's the only thing we can do. >> crime scene investigators and the medical examiner has been on scene for the last hour or so. the cab will remain on scene until this investigation here is wrapped up. at this point officers tell me they don't have a motive. they'll still looking for a person with red hooded sweatshirt and jeans seen running from the scene by witnesses. no arrest has been made. we're live in the bronx, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. and also in the bronx thank you, a 7-year-old is recovering after the child was grazed by a bullet. this happened last night on cauldwell avenue in the south bronx. the child was grazed on the ankle. no arrests have been made. it is 5:04, ahead of the first visit to the united states, pope francis bringing hope to the faithful in cuba. hundreds of thousands of people
filled havana's revolution plaza. he also held historic meetings with cuba's communist leaders. bazi kanani joins us live from washington with the latest. >> reporter: it was the crowd a pope has ever received while visiting cuba. pope francis warned the faithful against elitism and encouraged them to lead lives of service. >> an enthusiastic welcome for the first latin american pope in the least catholic of all latin american countries. hundreds of thousands of cubans stream in to havana's main plaza to celebrate mass with pope francis, the image of an atheist revolutionary. the pope steering clear of politics in his homily but has said in the past he hopes this visit to cuba will lead to more freedom for the church where the faithful have lived through decades of communist repression. authorities are keeping dissidence and protestors for a
from the pope. this man gets a few seconds with the pontiff and is pulled arrested. the pope later meets with 89- year-old fidel castro and separately with his brother and current president raul castro who has joked this pope might make him consider returning to his catholic roots. at evening vespers the pope him. i think this time is very important because of the facts that the united states and cuba are opening doors to each other. >> pope francis is the man they credit for helping to restore that critical relationship and for bringing hope for more change. >> reporter: this morning pope francis will travel to cities deliver mass. he departs for his first ever visit to the united states on tuesday. in washington bazi kanani >> thank you. let's take a live look
right now, how beautiful it looks with the scaffolding gone, st. patrick's cathedral in time for the pope's arrival. all the streets around the cathedral will officially be closed off early thursday and towing in the area expected to begin even sooner. stay with eyewitness news and abc news as we count down to the pope's arrival. you can find the pope's schedule, road closure information and mass transit changes on our website abc7ny.com/pope. in the race for president a new poll shows carly fiorina gaining ground after wednesday's republican debate. the cnn poll shows donald trump remains the front runner with 24% among republican voters. that is down 8 percentage points from the previous cnn poll.
retired surgeon ben carson at 14%. florida senator marco rubio owe and former florida governor jeb bush are not too far behind. ben carson by the way is facing criticism for comments he made about islam. >> i would not advocate that we put a muslim in charge of this nation. i absolutely would not agree with that. >> generalists had been asking the candidates. trump did not respond to a questioner who last week said president obama is a muslim. and trump said he could see a day when a muslim wins the presidency. he also said that he could see appointing a muslim to his cabinet. the draft biden campaign is picking up steam as word comes that dr. jill biden says she's on board her husband decides to jump into the presidential campaign. the vice president has said he's still weighing whether he feels up to campaigning
following the death of his son beau. it is 5:09. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic, meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we're looking here from our cameras at 4 times square looking south. going to be a nice fall day. we're going to end summer like fall, start fall like summer, temperatures 60 degrees. partly cloudy skies, a little northeast wind at 9 to per hour, and a few clouds. the reason being we have high pressure throughout new england right across here into the new england through the northeast and here back towards the great lakes. down south there is a storm system creating rain in western virginia and eastern west virginia. so with those two working together we'll keep a wind in here out of the northeast at 15 noontime temperature 68. we're looking at 73 this that's right at normal for this time of the year with a mixture of sun and clouds and a good old wind out there. one kid at the bus stop is dressed appropriately for this morning. that kid right there with the
long sleeves. >> even today i had my long sleeves because >> looking sassy. [ laughter ] >> sassy pants right there. >> like me, you're so sassy bill. >> sassy. >> let's go right over to a webcam and show you what's going on as you travel through kearney on route 7, not doing too badly as you go through this spot. let's go to our maps and we'll tell you what's going on in jersey city on route 7. south of the charlotte circle we have an accident being taken care o. new jersey turnpike, north bay extension west exit 14b to 14a, that construction has been cleared away and the george washington bridge e-z pass getting to the lower level. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a special
. there is a new push for the manhattan bar where the gay rights movement started to become a national park site. senator kirsten gillibrand and congressman gerald insteadler launched a campaign yesterday. >> as we continue to share our work toward a more just, more inclusive and fair nation, we have a responsibility to preserve and respect the hallowed sites that have born far. >> lawmakers will make a formal
an online petition. it's 5:13. a historic night at the 67th annual prime time emmy awards. with murder. >> and with that win viola davis becomes the first african- american to win an emmy as best lead actress in a drama series. davis noted the milestone. >> the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. at the end of the show, comedian tracy morgan made his first major public appearance after suffering a brain injury in a bus accident in new jersey last year. he presented the outstanding drama series award that went to
>> and tv chefs angelie made her first public appearance after -- in a statement her spokeswoman said lee has not had "she's hopeful" and that dress makes that statement. the awards show isn't complete without a look at all the fax on display. -- fashion on display. we welcome you to the red carpet live chat this morning. you can find the link at our website at abc7ny. meteorologist bill evans joining us now with the accuweather forecast. >> if your bus is coming your way today make sure you got a jacket or sweater. it's going to be one of those breezy. the breezes are picking up at 15 to 20 miles per hour. a cool temperature of 60 to start your day, a dry humidity. a good old northeast wind, and the pressure is above 30.00, which makes for a wonderful
fall day these last two days of summer 2015. norm high is 73. we'll be right at that today, and the normal low is 59. sun's up 6:42 and sets a few minutes before 7:00 tonight. fine. uv index of 5. there's a few more clouds around. ragweed is low to moderate. we are in ragweed season this month and next. 59. 61. 43 monticello. we've got this wind out of the northeast today and out of the north, 6 to 10, 12 miles per during the day. we've got high pressure here and a storm system here. high pressure moves clockwise counterclockwise. that will kind of keep this flow in here out of the north much of the day. it will be dry even though we have clouds over us, we're looking at those clouds being sheered off by the upper level winds. our futurecast is showing that
mixture of sun and clouds. no real sprinkles. tonight i can see overnight tonight the sprinkle on the east end. it looks like we're just going to be destroy with some clouds and it's going to be dry all week as a matter of fact. today boating forecast, you want to be very careful in the atlantic. lots of waves there, whitestone bridge area, a historically tough area to do any kind of kayaking, boating. the rip current risk is moderate to high with the wind. clouds and sun, 73, northeast wind up to 25 and tomorrow we'll have a little more of that. a few more clouds will be at 75 degrees. we'll see the temperatures warming as we go into wednesday and thursday. cloudy tonight, 61. nice and comfy really. it's got that nice fall look to the day. as we start fall on wednesday, the autumnal equinox is at 4:21 in the morning. sunny skies and 80 on wednesday and thursday. it will cool down for the end
of the week and back to some normal temperatures this weekend. autumnal equinox. >> you do that well. >> i mean there's that song, i'll tumnal for you. >> was that culture club or boy george. >> that would be boy george. >> testing the deejay in him. he's god. i like that fall -- he's good. i like that fall graphic. multitalented meteorologist bill evans. he does it all. >> i know what you're thinking. i do know what you're thinking. [ laughter ] >> let's go. >> you want me to take care of this. >> what is that odoriferous imination out here. >> blood sausage. >> we're going to talk about our subway situation. 1 trains, trains running once again, that earlier track work has been completed. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit trains on or close to schedule. throgs neck bridge we have
construction until 7 a.m. it looks as though if you are trying to get to the queens midtown tunnel traffic is moving well in both direction. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken and lori over to you. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a big apology from volkswagen over
happening today if you need a repair in a city housing authority building there is an app for that, nisha is launching a mobile app. it's designed to help residents make repair requests and provide alerts about outages. it's available on apple's app store or google play. it is 5:22. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> good morning. let's take a look at what's going to happen this week. look how changes take place wednesday. we're looking at 73 to 75 today and tomorrow. we're looking at 80 on wednesday and thursday. and then we're looking at a cooldown as we get toward the end of the week. we end summer like fall. we start fall like summer. 51 degrees around sussex to 43 around monticello. upper 50s to around 60 here in the five boroughs. you notice that wind out there,
a nice fall morning. winds 17 gusting to 26. taking the ferry over from staten island or jersey city, going to bounce around a little bit. a little wind from bridgeport to port jeff. it will be a pretty good commute today. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. >> i have good news if you normally use the 1 trains, you couldn't do it all weekend but you can do it once again. i'll tell you our subway status, 1 trains running between 242nd street and south ferry. that earlier track work has been completed. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit trains on or close to schedule. throgs neck bridge headed to the bronx you have construction until 7 a.m. and. if you want to use the queens midtown tunnel doing just fine. our street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, preparing for the pope's arrival in new york city. barricades already up and street closures, we're going to
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united states for the first time this week. we're going to show you the preparations ahead of all the historic events taking place in new york city. >> and we are two days from the beginning of the fall season, but it will feel a little fall- like today. and good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it is monday september 21st. you're never more than 7 minutees away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> i think it's a nice start. i call it suit weather. you can wear your suits. nice and comfortable. you need a jacket or a sweater this morning. 60 in the five boroughs. 3:will be our high today. we are looking at cool numbers, brook haven 57. danbury 41. monticello is 43. grab a jacket or a sweater. we've got some clouds, some sun. we're going to have a nice day today, last couple of days of summer going to end like fall. 73 this afternoon and breezy.
we're going to be looking at that same weather for tomorrow. heather is looking at the commute for you right now. 80 on the first day of fall. >> yes. all right. let's go over to our maps. we're going to talk about the garden state parkway. an accident northbound right near exit 151 so you can expect a little delay through that spot. looking at the george washington bridge moves well across the span, a minor delay lincoln and holland, they are doing just fine and. we have that throgs neck bridge it was cleared earlier. it was expected to be there until 7 a.m. all cleared up. traffic is doing well across the span at this point. 1 trains are back. trains are running between 242nd street and south ferry. that track work has been completed. you're doing okay long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit trains. no major problems here and the queens midtown tunnel is moving with very well. we did have earlier construction. if you're heading to route 7
south of the charlotte south america the as you come off the whit penn bridge, that earlier accident has been cleared. i'll show you how things look on the throgs neck bridge. traffic is doing fine, and this is going to queens and the other picture i was showing you that's going into the bronx and not doing too badly on the bqe. street cleaning rules in effect. the bronx. police are on the hunt for the killer who gunned down a city cab driver overnight. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live at the scene in the belmont section. >> reporter: ken, that cab is just behind that crime scene unit there. it basically came to a crashing stop after that cab driver was shot in the head. now we've learned that cab driver has been driving for more than 12 years and has always talked about the dangers of the job with his family. now his family says hiss worst fear at work has happened. in the last hours, the family
gave us this picture of 35-year- old mamadou berry. police say he was killed in his green cab shot in the back of his head in the driver seat of that green lincoln town car. his family tells me he made a phone call moments before his death saying the guy i picked up has a gun. berry leaves behind three kids and a pregnant wife. his family is calling for action. >> has he ever talked to you about the job being dangerous? >> we always talk about it the danger of this. obviously that stop and frisk is not good for us as cab drivers because now it's getting even more dangerous because we don't know who we're picking up. if people can be with a gun w. don't know. >> reporter: crime scene investigators will continue to be out here for the next few hours. as for a motive, officers tell us they don't have one at this point. witnesses say they saw a man
a red hooded sweatshirt and jeans moments after gunshots rang out. still no arrests have been made. we're live in the bronx kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. the latest killing coming off a violent weekend in the city. police are investigating at least eight homicides since saturday. police have released surveillance video showing a suspect they want to find for the triple killing at a city housing complex in brooklyn early sunday. police say the suspect men, 39 and 43 years of able in the head. he then shot a 76-year-old man in the stomach. >> it is in the best interests of our community that those who have seen anything or heard anything step forward. the individuals were sitting outside. all of a sudden they stood up and he just started blasting off. >> crime dropped there sharply over the past year as the city invested millions of dollars in
until the triple killing, the ingersoll houses had not had a homicide since 2013. the linden new jersey police officer accused of driving drunk and causing a deadly wrong-way crash on the staten island expressway is set to surrender for arraignment in new york. officer pedro abad had been indicted on manslaughter charges for the crash last march. abad had been partying. he was off duty when he crashed head on into a tractor-trailer killing a fellow officer and another man. pope francis will wrap up his visit to cuba today before heading to the united states for his first time tomorrow. the pope met with fidel castro, at the former cuban leaders home yesterday. the two shook hands and exchanged gifts. this the beginning of a huge trip for the pope. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live at st. patrick's cathedral in midtown.
>> reporter: we are just a few days away from the pope's big visit but the security plan to protect the pope has been a work in progress for months. when pope francis rice in new york city on thursday his first official visit will be here to st. patrick's cathedral. security around the cathedral will be extremely tight and intense as will every other place the pope plans to visit. now the nypd gave us a glimpse into how comprehensive their security plan is. this command center will allow law enforcement and other essential personnel to monitor 8,000 cameras positioned throughout the city. certainly making sure the pope is safe is a very challenging job for law enforcement. the nypd, the secret service and the fbi are all working together. it will no doubt be a very massive show of force and it's all about ensuring the safety and well being as well
be here in the city for the u. n.'s 70th anniversary. >> secret service, fbi, health and hospitals, amtrak, state police, u.s. marshals. >> i've been inspired by the dedication of the secret service and the new york city police department. wow, i mean they just say we're at your service. we have a sacred responsibility to protect this man. >> reporter: it's a very big job and they're taking it very serious. we should mention that right now law enforcement says there against pope francis. they are still very much concerned about those lone wolf attacks. as a result of this very extensive security for the pope's visit, several streets will have to be shut down. tuesday. we're live in midtown, dray news. time is everything. >> you couldn't have picked a louder motorcycle at a more appropriate moment.
thank you very much dray. >> you're a good man, dray. thank you sir. you can find everything you need to know about the pope's entire schedule on our website abc7ny.com/pope. >> it's like i'm working here. >> exactly. >> 5:38 in the morning, you'd think the guy could have waited 5 more seconds. >> you're never more than 10 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> the guy probably lives down the block and says i got to go jump on my bike. i've got to go see dray. dray check out my new mufflers. >> oh my gosh. >> clear skies to partly cloudy skies, a nice morning. it's breezy. it's very fall-like. temperature right now 60 increase. we're looking up the hudson to the george washington bridge. a gorgeous sunrise an hour from now. it will be mixed in with clouds. high pressure from the great lakes to new england. low pressure undercutting that. the flow stays out of the northeast.
it will be very fall-like. it's breezy this morning. 73 is going to tap out as our high temperature. at the bus stop, jacket, sweater. itst breezy and cool. later on it will be nice. great for after school sports and practice. i give it a c because it's kind of an average day today. c heather, clouds and sunny. >> okay. all right. let's go over to our maps and talk about what's happening as you travel throughout our area on the l.i.e. westbound near exit 19 which is wood haven boulevard. that is a disabled truck. throgs neck bridge we had construction. it cleared early. wasn't supposed to be cleared until 7 a.m. george washington bridge doing fine. it's minor at the george washington bridge, the lincoln and holland tunnels. as you travel on the garden state parkway northbound near exit 151 that is an accident still being cleared away. subway status, that earlier track work has been completed.
our subways are all running on or close to schedule at this point. we do have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. lori and ken over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on you eye this morning. the former pro tennis star at the center of a wrongful arrest by the nypd takes a stand today. >> an update on one of the deadly fires out west in california and one of the worst in state history there.
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happening today in a meeting to discuss the case of mistaken identity involving a former tennis star. we've learned james blake will sit down with mayor de blasio and police commissioner william bratton to address blake's wrongful address. the officer's whose takedown was captured on surveillance video has been placed on modified duty. blake has said that officer should be fired. the mayor and police commissioner have apologized for the incident.
5:42. there's a developing story this morning in northern california. one of the worst wildfires in state history now more than 70% contained. residents are being allowed to return to areas affected by the butte fire. more than 70,000 acres have been consumed. that fire killed five people and destroyed more than 900 buildings. 5:43. let's check in with bill evans. >> let's look outside this morning, we're looking at -- what are we looking at ed? hey, i love this. bridge. brought to you by chrysler. today we've got partly cloudy to clear skies, a beautiful sunrise. sun's up in about 45 minutes from right now we're at dawn. we're going to have a pretty sunrise today with a mixture of sun and clouds. temperature's 60. the winds are northeast at 6 to
was going to be a in this case day with the barometer above 30 above our mark of fair weather. a pretty sunrise, a normal high of 73. so it's going to feel like fall with that wind out there out of the northeast. for the last two days of summer it feels like fall for the beginning of fall it's going to feel like summer. unfortunately there's no shot at any rain anytime soon. looking at a uv index in the moderate range. as sun gets weaker the pollen count for rayling weed is low to moderate. you go inland and see these numbers are a little cooler. up to the north we're looking at low and mid-40s to upper 40s above i-80 and i-84 and i-287. it's a morning where we have this northeast wind that we'll pretty much tomorrow. with high pressure here and low pressure to the south that wind stays with this onshore flow here and showers off to our south. we are looking at this high pressure ridge in control on
the first day of fall; and that's going to make the temperatures 5 to 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year to start fall for wednesday and thursday. we'll cool back down by friday. a mixture of sun and clouds this morning, sunshine off to the great lakes and northeast. a mean boating day out there. waves 3 to 6 feet and probably high we are a northeast wind at 15 to to. that's the long island sound and the atlantic. that rip current risk is going to be high with that wind coming out of the northeast today. particularly on the eastern long island, jersey shore, clouds and sun 73. tomorrow we're at 75. still a few clouds around. kind of has that fall look to the day. then it warms up as we go through wednesday. 73 tonight, it's mostly cloudy, 61. tomorrow 75. grab a jacket and sweater each morning. you notice on wednesdayed first day of fall, the fall autumnal equinox is at 4:21 in the morning. that's when we start fall.
that's when we can stand ken on his head. no it's stand an egg on its head. or stand the chicken on its head and the egg -- >> what? >> we'll have warm sunshine on wednesday and thursday and then we cool down for the weekend. >> there you go. >> okay. >> it's like fall's trying to get in but summer won't let it happen. >> the back side of a high pressure ridge it warms up. fall is that transition time when we go from warm days to cool days. >> heather i'm routeing for summer. >> that's my wish. that we could just keep it sturm. >> not going to happen. >> you're in the wrong place. >> i didn't say i think it's going to happen. i just said it was my wish. >> that's what you long for. >> just never have a season change. let's go right over to our maps. i want to show you a camera and show you how things are moving along as you travel on to the belt parkway near jfk. if you're going to the airport you should be just a few. you're fine on the 1 trains
because they're running once again between 242nd street and south ferry. all of that earlier track work has been completed. long island railroad, metro fine. staten island expressway eastbound by clove road we have an accident so expect some delays. l.i.e. going west exit 19 we have this disabled truck. it's really starting to back things up as you go into that spot, especially as you come off the van wyck expressway. garden state parkway north. we still have that accident being cleared and if you want washington bridge you're doing fine and you have minor delays george washington bridge, lincoln and holland. and we have our street cleaning rules in effect. lori over to you. >> thank you. it is 5:47 and the award for most popular fruit among children goes to apples. the journal of pediatrics has a new survey showing apples account for nearly 20% of all fruits consumed by kids ages 2
to 19. apple juice was their second choice but if you want to count only whole fruit, then bananas ranked second. >> i like how apples come in their own container. >> bananas also. >> yeah, environmentally it's fine to toss it. >> there you go. 5:48. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the row boaters rescued after the boat capsized in the east river. how their preparation can be a lesson for everyone.
subway series of the regular season is over. for mets fans it couldn't end soon enough. the yankees took the final two games of a three game set. last night the bombers scored five runs in the 5th and went on to an 11-2 win. the yanks are now two and a half games behind toronto in the american league east. the mets have a 6-game lead over washington in the nl east. tonight marks a few more firsts for the head coach of the jets. he'll be on sidelines for the first monday night football game as the man in charge. they're in indianapolis tonight to take on the colts. new york took its home opener last week against cleveland. they are hoping for their first 2 and 0 start since 2011. you can watch the game tonight at 8:30 on espn and the watch espn app. a new york city museum has made two lists of best museum,
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. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. i'm meteorologist bill evans temperatures starting out this morning around 60 degrees to 58, 59. newark's 58. 59 around jamaica queens. a northeast wind makes it feel cool and breezy. 60 by 8:00. 73 this afternoon.
that's normal for this time of year. 15 to 20 miles an hour wind makes it feel cool and crisp and after school great weather. great weather for after school sports. drink a lot of water or your favorite sports drink. my drawer sarah was just a beast saturday playing field hockey. >> that's awesome. good to hear. >> she weighs about 60 pounds soaking wet. >> oh boy. let's go to our maps. we're going to talk about this closure on long island. montauk highways closed both ways because of an accident in the process of being cleared away. and then you have a problem here on the l.i.e. west just after exit 19, disabled truck. traffic is starting to back up there. you can see that delay coming back to just about 440. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. 5:55. there's an arraignment later today for the boston couple
child known as baby doe, jill amaroas the child's biological father says he doesn't believe the child's mother would have harmed the child. am row sew says her mother has told him that her boyfriend killed bella because he believed that she was possessed by demons. >> i believe her story. i believe every word that came out of her mouth. being that she told me that michael mccarthy had killed bella, i believe he can. >> rachel bond, the girl's mother is charged as an accessory. her boyfriend is charged with murder. a row boat is under water after it capsized in the middle of the east river. a competitive paddling team was in the middle of a training run rowing near the whitestone bridge when their boat overturned. 19 people were stranded. they were all wearing life jackets and they said that they likely could have swam back to shore but decided to wait for
pull them out. no one was hurt. we are closing in on 6:00. we have breaking news in the bronx. within the past hour police released the name of the new york city taxi driver murdered in his own cab. we'll have the latest on the search for the gunman. and new morning, heartbreak on an upstate new york college campus after two students from our area are killed in a plane crash. >> and making television history, the emotional acceptance speech from viola
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